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Towards Headship and Into Headship programmes - Applications and students: FOI release

Published: 12 Jun 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
12 Jun 2019
Towards Headship and Into Headship programmes - Applications and students: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01281
Date received: 17 May 2019
Date responded: 10 Jun 2019
Information requested

You asked for the following information: 

  1. How many applications were received for the Towards Headship programme for each of the academic years (a) 2017/18, (b) 2018/19 and (c) 2019/20.
  2. How many applications were received for the Into Headship programme for each of the academic years (a) 2017/18, (b) 2018/19 and (c) 2019/20.
  3. How many students took up places on the Towards Headship programme in each of the academic years (a) 2016/17, (b) 2017/18 and (c) 2018/19.
  4. How many students dropped out of the Towards Headship programme before course completion, in each of the academic years (a) 2016/17, (b) 2017/18 and (c) 2018/19.
  5. How many students took up places on the Into Headship programme in each of the academic years (a) 2016/17, (b) 2017/18 and (c) 2018/19.
  6. How many students dropped out of the Into Headship programme before course completion, in each of the academic years (a) 2016/17, (b) 2017/18 and (c) 2018/19.
Response

Please find enclosed, in the Annex, most of the information you have requested regarding the Towards Headship programme and also the Into Headship programme.

However, SCEL/Education Scotland do not receive direct applications to the Into Headship programme from local authority participants.  Local authorities receive initial applications and interview participants for the programme.  In order to be helpful, figures have been provided to indicate the number of participants that were submitted in total from local authority, as successful applications and from the independent sector.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that Education Scotland does not have the information you have requested on the total number of applications to the Into Headship programme.

To assist you further with your request, you may also find it helpful to contact each local authority who may be able to provide you with the details you require.  The following website will take you to a list of all 32 Scottish local authorities which may be of use: http://www.cosla.gov.uk/scottish-local-government.

Annex

1. Applications received for the Towards Headship programme

(a) 2017/18 37
(b) 2018/19 13
(c) 2019/20 17

2. Applications received for the Into Headship programme

* Please note: SCEL/Education Scotland do not receive direct applications to the Into Headship programme from local authority participants.  Local authorities receive initial applications and interview participants for the programme.  The figures below indicate the number of participants that were submitted in total from local authority, as successful applications and from the independent sector.

(a) 2017/18 186
(b) 2018/19 176
(c) 2019/20 182

3. How many students took up places on the Towards Headship programme

(a) 2016/17 Not offered 2016/17
(b) 2017/18 36
(c) 2018/19 12

4. How many students dropped out of the Towards Headship programme before course completion

(a) 2016/17 Not offered 2016/17
(b) 2017/18 6
(c) 2018/19 2

5. How many students took up places on the Into Headship programme

(a) 2016/17 160
(b) 2017/18 181
(c) 2018/19 168

6. How many students dropped out of the Into Headship programme before course completion

(a) 2016/17 24
(b) 2017/18 27
(c) 2018/19 5

* Please note: These numbers reflect the participants who withdrew from the programme entirely.  Participants can choose to defer their place on the programme to the next academic year - these figures are not indicated below.

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